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The islands of Malta consist of low-lying coralline limestone plateaus surrounded by impermeable clay slopes. The highest point is 239 m (784 ft) above sea level. The climate is dry and temperate, with a mean temperature of 19°C (66°F). Average annual rainfall is about 560 mm (about 22 in). Malta has no permanent rivers or lakes and precipitation is limited. Increasing pressure from industry and continuing growth in tourism are placing a severe strain on Malta’s water resources. The country has implemented a program to desalinate sea water; up to 70 percent of Malta’s water comes from desalination plants.



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